the turnout was extraordinary yesterday. hundreds and hundreds of people came with all kinds of items, clothing, food, water, other supplies. in fact, the outpouring was so great the embassy is now asking for help, they need volunteers to help them sort through everything and prepare it for shipment. the response has been tremendous. people seeking to help came to the haitian embassy with bags of clothing, food and water and other relief supplies. >> we came out. we had single lines. within an hour we had three lines deep on mass avenue going past k street almost up to the white house, and we're just very humble. >> reporter: with so many donations, the embassy is asking for help. they need volunteers to sort through all the bags and separate the items into categories. the supplies will then be shipped to port-au-prince, where nearly a week after the earthquake the situation is still desperate. >> we're hearing that the physicians in haiti do not have basic supplies.